FRED Interactive: Seasonality
Some data experience seasonality: that is, recurring ups and downs through the seasons. These patterns can confuse the interpretation of data trends and cycles. In this interactive lesson, students learn about seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data.
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Related: Data Units in FRED–Page One Economics Data Primer Series, short simple overview of a data-related topic that offers students an opportunity to use close reading strategies.
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